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Hometown hike: coming back to your first landscape

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

“You can’t go home again” is a phrase not often associated with the commercial, feel- good of the holidays, and for good reason. Why sell the idea that it’s hard to leave a place and come back, only to see it changed or unchanged? I think the idea of coming home is so hard to understand because it’s unique to each person’s experience. To some, it’s tied to memories, family or friends. For me, it’s tied to landscape. This past Thanksgiving, I went home again and experienced the landscape around which I grew up. This time, though, I experienced it as a blend of both new and of memory. My hometown is Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and I go back during the holidays to enjoy good food, family and friends. Each time I come home, stores have come and gone,...

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Men’s soccer team wins USA South All Sportsmanship Award

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

One of the season-ending traditions of the USA South Conference is the presentation of the All Sportsmanship Award. Athletes of the conference vote for the team they believe showed the best sportsmanship throughout the length of the season. The 2017 Maryville College men’s soccer team won the award this year through their combined sportsmanship efforts on and off the field. The award was created in 2004 after the USA South Student Athlete Advisory Committee decided that one of the key values of DIII athletics is sportsmanship and felt that an award should be given each year. At the end of the school year, USA South will present the overall Sportsmanship Trophy to the institution with the most combined sportsmanship awards. The USA South Conference not only dedicates itself to helping students academically, but also strive to “promote good sportsmanship,...

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Miles to go before I sleep: a reflection of the 2017 cross country season

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features, Sports | 0 comments

Cross country takes place at an interesting time of year. We begin our season by running with minimal clothing and conclude our season in layers. “Season” is an interesting term in the running community. Traditionally, winter is the indoor track season, followed by outdoor track in the spring. Because Maryville College does not have a track team, spring means speed to prepare the runner for the next six months. Summer means heavy mileage for building the stamina and endurance to make us faster than before. At last, fall arrives. Cross country season is here. With the joys of longer runs to zone out, the cross-country athlete must also endure sustained fast-pace miles embedded in interval and tempo workouts. Like all sports, cross country athletes spend time conditioning, which takes its form in both running and weight training. Six days...

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Butch Jones fired!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

The University of Tennessee (UT) football program was built brick by brick over the past years. As of Sunday, Nov. 12, the bricks came tumbling down as Butch Jones was fired after a loss to Missouri (50-17) that Saturday. Jones came to UT with high hopes of leading the team to a few winning seasons and a couple of bowl games. There are mixed emotions in the locker room. Some athletes feel as if Butch Jones was what the program needed and others less so. There is a picture of senior tight end Jakob Johnson and Butch Jones on Instagram that simply is captioned, “Respect.” This is a good sign, considering the hard feelings that were harbored after some coaches left the university in the past. Other players like Khalil Mckenzie are frustrated with the results. “It feels bad...

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MC Scoreboard for Sports

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

Football Sat. Nov. 4th against Lagrange —————————————————–35-23 Win Men’s Soccer Sat. Nov. 4th against N.C. Wesleyan———————————————–1-0 Loss Women’s Soccer Fri. Nov. 3rd against Meredith——————————————————–2-1 Loss Volleyball Fri. Nov. 3rd against Averett———————————————————-3-0 Loss Men’s Cross Country Sat. Oct. 28th Conference Race—————————————————–5th of 11 Women’s Cross Country Sat. Oct. 28th Conference Race—————————————————–5th of 15 Men’s Golf Mon-Tue Oct 30-31st Maryville College Fall Invitational———————–1st of 4 Women’s Golf Mon-Tue Oct 30-31st Maryville College Fall Invitational———————–7th of...

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Senior Spotlight: running their last race as Scots

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

As the fall semester comes to a close, fall athletes begin their inevitable last games, meets and matches. For underclassmen athletes, this is a time to begin a schedule with more free-time and less practice. However, for senior athletes it marks the last time they’ll represent the Scots in their sport. Maryville College’s cross country team has three seniors: Molly Ridgeway, Erin Dupes and myself, Chandler Chastain. All three girls have run for all four seasons. As the season comes to a close, the team will run their final race at NCAA DIII Regional Championships in Newport News, Virginia on Nov. 11. “I chose to run cross country because I have been running since I was six,” said Molly Ridgeway, an early childhood education major. “It’s been a good, long journey with the sport I love. It’s bittersweet that...

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